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photophosphorylation

[foh-tuh-fos-fer-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌfoʊ təˌfɒs fər əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
phosphorylation that utilizes light as a source of energy, as in the formation of ATP from ADP and phosphorus during photosynthesis.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; photo- + phosphorylation
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